Benefit Corporations: The New-Aged Entity Article by Natasha Shishov

by Natasha Shishov

A recent article written by Natasha Shishov, Esq., a partner in Jaspan Schlesinger LLP’s Appellate, Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Transactions Groups, explores the growing trend of Benefit Corporations, the legal implications of these types of entities and whether your company should consider Benefit Corporation status.

One of the key components considered by entrepreneurs prior to the formation of their business is the type of legal entity that is most suited for their goals. In additional to identifying a business as, among others, a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, thirty-one (31) States, including New York, and the District of Columbia have introduced the concept of a “Benefit Corporation”. Eight (8) States, including Alaska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Mississippi and Kansas, have pending legislation. Benefit Corporations are for-profit corporations whose corporate goal is to serve and benefit the general public, society and/or the environment.

The article was originally published by the American Bar Association at:

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If you need legal assistance concerning Benefit Corporations, please contact Natasha Shishov at (516) 393-8291.